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学前教育 at Eastern Christian School

Meeting each child where they are.

As 你r child approaches preschool, 你’re probably as excited as 你 are nervous. 学前教育 means 你r child will learn new skills, 交朋友, 和 establish an early academic foundation. 作为家长, 你 know these early years are about so much more than kindergarten-readiness; it’s also a time for instilling in 你r child the confidence 和 security needed to be successful inside 和 outside the classroom

Eastern Christian School’s preschool program is designed to accommodate little learners as the unique individuals God 创建d them to be. Through personalized attention 和 developmentally appropriate content 和 活动, we meet each of our preschoolers where they are, guiding them as they learn, 成长, 祈祷, 和玩耍.

To get the best feel of Eastern Christian School’s early childhood program, we encourage 你 to schedule a campus visit.

游戏为主. 将其人化的. 

The learning environment at Eastern Christian School

We believe in a strong partnership between school 和 home. Prior to 你r child’s first day of preschool, 你’ll meet with their teacher for a listening conference, giving us the opportunity to learn about 你r child from the people who know them best — . 我们将满足, 至少, twice more throughout the year to ensure we’re all on the same page about 你r child’s development 和 progress.

Inside our preschool classrooms, 你 will find:  

  • Careful attention is paid to 你r child’s 成长th 和 learning to ensure 你r child is learning the right material at the right time. Teachers track student development through the research-based tool Gold Objectives for Development 和 Learning, 和 share findings with 你 through biannual reports.
  • A technology-free zone: we underst和 你ng children learn best by manipulating concrete material so we keep our preschool classrooms screen-free according to a great deal of data that suggest the best way students learn at this age. 
  • Small class sizes: We want our littlest learners to feel cared for 和 known, which is why our student-to-teacher ratios stay low: pre-K3 is 8:1, pre-K4 和 transitional kindergarten are 10:1.

我们的 米德兰公园, 新泽西, preschool 和 elementary campus features an outdoor play area, a gymnasium, 和 a media center.


It can be difficult to know if a full- or half-day program is best for 你r child’s developmental needs. Eastern Christian School offers both options with further flexibility for parents who are looking for a weekly schedule that accommodates both half- 和 full-days.

全天:早上8:30.m. – 2:45 p.m.

半日制:上午8:30.m. – 11:30 a.m.


  • 4月1日2岁 
  • 每周2天- T/Th
  • 每周三天- M/W/F
  • 每周5天 

一天s can be full- or half-day 


  • 4月1日3岁 
  • 每周3天 
  • 每周四天
  • 每周5天 

一天s can be full- or half-day 
父母 can select days of the week

Transitional 幼儿园

  • 4月1日满4岁 
  • 每周5天

一天s can be full- or half-day

我们的 full-day students enjoy a morning of learning 和 fun in their classrooms, 与朋友共进午餐, opportunities for rest 和玩耍, 和 additional teacher-led 活动 in the afternoon. 

Half-day preschool students are exposed to the same core curriculum as those in our full-day program, promoting kindergarten readiness 和 proficiencies across core subject areas.

Before 和 课后照顾

我们的 before 和 after school programs provide children with an opportunity for additional 活动 — both structured 和玩耍-based. 我们的 在上学前 节目早上7点开始.m. 俱乐部 从下午2:45开始供应吗.m. – 4:15 p.m. 和 后护理 is available until 6:00 p.m.

Not sure which class 你r child would be eligible for? 点击这里寻找答案.

Complete this simple form to find out class eligibility for 你r child. 


Is 你r child ready for success in preschool?


“We feel so blessed to be part of a 将其人化的 learning community. We can’t count the number of times we reflect on how EC reinforces positive values for our daughter. We truly feel the home, church 和 school are connected. She comes home each day 和 shares her “EC adventures” with us 和 her little brother. He’s so excited to start this year. At EC we feel confident leaving our most precious gifts with 老师, 工作人员, 和 volunteers who care about all aspects of their development. 

We also really appreciate the PTO 和 striving to foster community amongst the parents.”



我们的 老师 are highly-qualified professionals 和 certified educators who intentionally design experiences 和 environments that support each student’s 成长th 和 development through play. In addition to the more traditional tools of the preschool classroom, 比如积木, 教具, 书, 纸, 和蜡笔, students gain an underst和ing of content through the creative use of shaving cream, 用手指画, 黏液, Oobleck, 熟意大利面, 和 lots of other materials!

我们的 experienced educators design fun 和 engaging experiences through different learning centers to help students better underst和 material, 煽动创造力, 和 practice their gross 和 fine motor skills. 学前教育ers spend an hour exploring learning centers every morning 和 again in the afternoon. 中心包括:

数学- - - - - - Little learners develop a conceptual underst和ing of math as they manipulate materials 和 practice counting, 添加, ,减去. They identify patterns, shapes, 和 numbers. 

阅读 & 写作-  学生 explore letters 和 sounds in purposeful ways as they learn to write, 跟踪, 复制, 画, 和阅读. 

科学 & 社会研究—— Simple h和s-on experiments as well as examining real-world objects helps students learn to observe, 预测, 分类, 比较, 和问题. 

块, Size, shape, 和 space are all explored through play with blocks.

艺术- - - - - - 学生 can creatively express their feelings 和 ideas while engaging fine 和 gross motor skills. 

〇感官探索 H和s-on 活动 like sorting 和 measuring help strengthen vocabulary 和 fine motor skills.  

〇话剧  Imaginations ignite as students work on everything from 社会 skills to problem-solving.

Additional areas of study 和 活动 include:

  • 圣经
  • H和writing Without Tears
  • P.E.
  • 音乐
  • 艺术
  • 图书馆

A Developmentally-Appropriate Approach 

Every child matures at their own pace — physically, 社会, 在情感上, 智力, 和精神上. Teachers identify 和 support each child’s 成长th, tailoring experiences 和 expectations accordingly. 通过故事, 活动, 和玩耍, 老师 intentionally support each student’s ability to regulate their emotions 和 behaviors, establish 和 sustain positive relationships, 和 participate cooperatively 和 constructively in group 活动.

Christ-Centered Community

Even our littlest Eastern Christian School students participate in 圣经 class, 敬拜, 每天祈祷. All areas of instruction are approached through a biblical worldview. 我们的 老师 are believers who exercise their faith 和 values as they model Christian behavior inside 和 outside the classroom.

Prepping for 幼儿园

We are a pre-K through grade 12 school 和 our 你ngest students are housed on our dedicated preschool 和 elementary campus. 学前教育 老师 collaborate with their kindergarten counterparts to ensure students are prepared for the more structured environment of the kindergarten classroom. With kindergarten just down the hall, 你nger students are able to see 和 interact with their older peers, helping to make the transition to kindergarten a little less intimidating!


It’s vital for learners to feel safe, known, 和 valued at school. We hire 老师 who affirm their faith 和 live out their Christian values; parents can rest assured that 工作人员 are teaching the same lessons parents are at home. All Eastern Christian School employees undergo background checks, all 老师 are certified in CPR, 和 we have a dedicated Director of Student Safety on 工作人员. All classrooms are equipped with bathrooms.  我们的 Director of Security 和 Operations, who is a retired police officer, ensures our facilities are state of the art 和 safe, creating space for learning to thrive. We also offer a full time nurse 和 part time counselor to support physical, 社会, 和 emotional needs of students.




B.A. in Elementary Education, Minor in 英语, Minor in Social Studies, Group Planned Pedagogical Minor


“I love sharing God’s Word with my students. It has been an awesome opportunity to influence the next generation of Christian thinkers, 艺术家, 医生, 老师, 工程师等! Teaching is how I use my gifts to glorify my Heavenly Father. I strive to imitate Christ, since I know my 你ng learners will imitate me! My favorite thing about teaching preschool is experiencing the joy 和 wonder of our 你ngest learners. They are in awe of our Creator 和 the world He has 创建d. 他们喜欢学习, 构建, 创建, 油漆, color, 移动, 和玩耍 with joyful ab和on, 和 I get to experience it with them!”


Schedule a tour of our 米德兰公园, 新泽西, campus 和 see firsth和 why families choose our private Christian preschool for their sons 和 daughters.


Preview our preschool experience by watching this short video.